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So for anyone interested, I'm on Warhammer TV now for round 2


I missed you again on tv lol, but I was in a tournament myself this weekend so that’s my excuse. 3rd time lucky I’ll catch you

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So the day after heat 2 with some thoughts about the weekend in regards to knights.

I finished up 18th of 104, so qualified for the final which is a nice start and was the only player there that ran pure knights! There were plenty there however, I also got a game on Warhammer TV in round 2 vs Tau, finally winning against the Tau after multiple attempts.

From what I saw of nosying at other tables I was the only one running a lancer and the new Moirax, there did seem to be less knights than normal however.

On the rules front, let's start with the bad - I run my lancer as Warlord, it's my favourite model, it's the only way to give it a warlord trait - extra attack which I feel it needs. I also run mine with the 2+ armour, but you could get that by making it lance leader in a second detachment.

As for its play, it was garbage for me now - I dont miss the regen, I forgot it most of the time anyway, but that extra 1d6 movement loss made me play much more conservative and thus in 5 games, he barely got into combat - three of the games he never even made it in.

It's a pity but hes going to get retired for now, which is a disappointment as it's my favourite model and best paint job.

Onto the positives though, Lightning Lock Moirax with house Vulker are broken, with the reroll I was consistently putting 14/15 shots a turn into a squad and having faces lots of t3/t4 troops just melting them with the 12 ap.

Tau fire warriors and guard died by the dozen - I killed 119 of 120 vs guard in round 4 as they just melted a squad each a turn whilst the lancer did for other in combat and endless fury accounts for another. - I ran 3 at the event, and bought a 4th before I left - I'm a big fan of symmetry and I think a crusader with 2x2 lightning locks might be something I try for a while.

Not sure where I go from here list wise especially for the final.

I'd be tempted with something along the lines of 2x crusader and 2 moirax, and some form of guard or admech support.

One vulker detachment and one cadmus potentially to help vs reinforcements with the strat would be an interesting surprise for someone.
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A shame for the lancer - same as the Atropos, it went from unique and fitting a role to just mediocre knight with awesome model.

The other FW knights (Styrix etc.) don't look very promising too, but that happens when all the unique stuff gets removed.

 

Glad to hear the Moirax worked out. Vulker seems a natural fit for them - they will be tasked with removing the chaff units first, and have the movement to make them the closest units to use the buff. Also having unit size up to 3 nicely circumvents the Rule of 3. I've got 2 lightning and 1 volkite, together with the other 4 GW armigers that might create a nice mobile force.

 

What's your take on using more armigers and less big knights?


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Congratulations Herm , I will see you at the 6'3 chap with the white ad mech and a bugmans is on me , I qualified with pure ad mech in heat 1 

Two of my buddies were there for heat 2 as well ,  Boris bad moon orks he finished 19th  and Wilym  who was playing Tau ... who finished 3-2 ... i think he would have said if he was on Warhammer Tv  so probably not him you played.

Enjoy the qualificaition ... ( now lets have a looksee if i can budget some Lightning locks into this months hobby spend)


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Like evil Lord Palpatine, I have returned.

After bit of a break, running my own 40k event and working on other armies I've returned to my little log.

So progress wise, I was planning to run marines at the GT final which is coming up this weekend. Time got in the way and it became marines and knights, now 5 days away and I'm going back to pure knights.

Just haven't had the chance to finish the army having a young family and other commitments, so rather than rush I went back to my true love (other than the wife and boy) to my knights.

There was some real thinking behind it, run knights and borrow some admech off a mate to give me a better tournament chance (though I'm definitely not winning it) but eliminate myself from the chance of getting a painting nomination.

Or I can run pure knights and hopefully earn a nomination as it's my own army.

In the end there was no choice, it had to be my pure knights - at the end of the day they earned me a spot in the final, it feels right to give them the opportunity to play in that final.

So with that in mind, its painting and tidy up time - I've stuck to my guns and the lancer remains in retirement and instead planning on running the following.

3 crusaders, 2 with RFBC and Ironstorms and 1 base.
2 Moirax with dual Lightning Locks.

1750 on the dot, the usual 9cp.

Not sure on which household to run them as though. My usual go to was Krast, but wondering if I bite the bullet and run as Taranis zombies for the damage mitigation.

Or vulker for the shooting rerolls to get my monies worth from their damage output.

But in the meantime, this is the third crusader WIP

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More to to do obviously, but getting there.
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You're making good progress on the new Knight, and demonstrating good painting skills. The colors, though... Am I the only one reminded of Cliffjumper?
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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Bjorn - A little I guess, but these were mainly based on hot rods with the cherry red :)

I have been thinking over the last few weeks however this could be my last red coloured knight.

Red ones are a dime a dozen, and because theyve been painted at seperate times they dont quite match up as paint combos changed.

So considering another force in the green, white and red of House Vyronii, very Welsh in colour that way.

Get three questoris done simultaneously and I have spare carapaces to do matching colours for my armigers as they aren't glued.

Something to consider.

Anyway, more work done on Wall-E this evening for the weekend, just getting the final bright colours in before his mud bath.

Tomorrow I need to sort his weapons out to match and then he can be glossed and coated in sludge mix

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Another day, another few hours of painting.

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Think I am gonna go with the meta and run them as Tanaris for the first time, though not sure on which relic to put on the warlord, and which model to use as the actual warlord.

Crusader, thermal cannon
Crusader, RFBC, Ironstorm
Crusader, RFBC, Ironstorm
Moirax with twin Lightning Locks
Moirax with twin Lightning Locks

Possibly the thermal knight, with Ion Bulwark and maybe Fury of Mars.

Want to keep Endless fury as an option rather than the only free relic, mainly because Fury of Mars can't go on the other knights.

What do folks think?
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Liking the progress on the knights there. Always liked how you managed to make decal placement look natural. Mine always feel like they stick out badly.


My B&C WIP Thread is this one (but more pictures generally end up on the blog).

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Gloss varnish on the surface first.

Micro set to soften the decals.

Take your time, and don't be scared of removing them if you're not happy.

Tonight's work so far, something a bit different and a bit cooler perhaps.

Since this are hulking great nuclear reactors on legs, decided to give them appropriate smoke stacks for a dirty reactor.

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2 down, 8 stacks to go when the boy goes back to bed after waking from a bad dream.
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Looks good chief.


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I don't know what you made that smoke from but it's one of the more convincing effects I've seen. I also like the colour. Thick black smoke without being too black. What colour(s) did you use?


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@ThousandEyes - cheers! :)

@Magos Takatus - the aren't actually painted yet! Lol, its woodland scenic dark green clump foliage, this is just the post sticking stage and now I'm covering in superglue that has melded with the foliage like concrete on my finger tips. Lol.

But despite that, found enough big paperclips to finish the other big boy so all three are now done! Just need to do some smaller ones for the armigers tomorrow, which will involve some pretty paperclip theft from work, lol.

Think they've come out ok. It's not an original idea, but think it certainly helps create a sense of cool to them

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Quite proud of them actually, let's see if they pay off nomination wise, lol
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Excellent works. The plumes of smoke are a good touch.
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Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

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Hey dude, good to see you back

As a Taranis player my go to traits often tend to follow a pattern depending on opponents. Does your tournament let you mix and match between rounds?


The fury of mars depending on what I’m facing can be awesome or not really needed.

9CP does not give you much to play with and I can attest to Taranis being a Thirsty mistress. Just yesterday I played our darkest stratagem and failed the roll. Sometimes being aggressive and exploding in the enemies lines ala Krast playstyle is the way to go.

It sometimes catches people of guard when they expect you to want to resurrect a knight and you force an explode instead haha

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Aye, it's a big step to move away from the Krast trait, by morning I might change back...

But currently it's Tanaris, the Warlord having Endless fury and Ion Bulwark with the RFBC.

Means I can not take Fury of Mars if the opponent doesn't warrant it - I'm stuff with that trait/relic though as it's a Warhammer World event.

And as it's the evening before an event in a hotel, a bit of painting has happened with a bit more planned for the morning.

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Theyll do I reckon. Let's hope the other finalists aren't great painters and I might earn that nomination. Lol
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Fine works.
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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Beautiful hope you had fun

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I did indeed!

Just home from the final, with a 3 win 3 loss record.

Finished 31/77 with an army that had no right to get that high (and the only pure knight army in attendance again), got to play a great game on Warhammer TV in round 3 for anyone who wants to watch it back. Game of the weekend according to the presenters!

And got my best painted nomination.

Couldn't ask for much more really!

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Congrats! 

Is this list three crusaders ?  It looks like three crusaders and two Moirax with twin lightning locks 

Your models are really inspirational ! 



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Yup

2 crusaders with RFBC and ironstorms,
1 crusader with thermal cannon.
2 lightning moirax

For 1750 points on the dot

Edited by hermanista, 13 January 2020 - 12:44 AM.

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Damn, that looks nice. Makes me want to stock up on regular-sized knights and actually build a playable army, instead of just bigger-than-average centerpiece knights and loads of armigers.

 

And interesting to see such a variety on the tournament. Better than facing the same 3 meta lists over and over and over.


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So on the back of the tournament, what does your 2k list currently look like

I’m experimenting with pure knights for a change but wow is it tough

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3 x Flamer Invictors
3x Impulsors with Ironhail Skytalon Array

Talonmaster Warlord, Impeccable Mobility, Corvus Oculus
2x Quad Launcher Rapier Carrier
3x Whirlwind with Vengeance Launchers
2x Impulsors with Ironhail Skytalon Array

2x Nephilum Jetfighter
1x Dark Talon


;)

Or theres a Sisters army I have in mind too.

But on the Knights front, for 2k I definitely think I'd look at 3 crusaders, a warden and a rusty 32 .
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Afternoon!

Turns out I'm in a bit of hobby butterfly mode atm, with Dark Angel's, AT Titans and now some Dark/Adeptus Mechanicus bits happening.

Started on a more converted leader for a rusty/mech 17 last night, so thought I'd throw it in here as semi-relatable.

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Needs patchup, a change to the axe I think and some extra bits, but for a dark mech style sorceress, I think it's not a bad start.
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